Friday, June 12, 2015

Vintage Vibes

I love history...everything is inspired by history, so that's why I love vintage and antiques.
-Kelly Wearstler 

Anyone who knows me will tell you I love anything with an antique and/or vintage pedigree.  Want to entertain me when I'm visiting, find me an flea market  or antique store. Any time I travel I will look for local places. Some of my favorites have been in Brussels, London and Paris. One of the regular things I do once a month is go to the Alameda Antique Fair. Incredible finds, people and food. 

In the last few months I have been consumed by vintage embroidery hoops and  Princess Sewing Baskets or sometimes they are called Harvey Sewing Baskets, after the company that made them. I'm using them to store vintage linens, threads and notions that I have and am using in art projects. 

I don't have a rhythm or reason for what I buy and put together, it's  instinctual. I will see things and somehow know they will fit. I find its the same for others who share my love (although a few have called it a disease). I can and do spend hours pouring over magazines, books, media sources on anything vintage.  And where this love comes from?  I have to agree with today's quote. I have always loved history so falling into vintage was a natural segue.

So beware if you're bit by the vintage bug. To my knowledge there is no cure.

Something from one of my favorite "vintage groups":

The Who, 'Eminence Front':

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